Madelyn (Mandy) Pons
Vice President

Mandy has assisted numerous Hartsook clients including Trinity Episcopal Church, Barrett Foundation, American Red Cross Mid-Rio Grande chapter, and KVCR-TV. Before joining Hartsook, she was Executive Director of Oklahoma City’s Allied Arts, a fundraising organization for arts groups citywide. Under her leadership, Allied Arts boosted annual giving to more than $1 million, with more than 50 percent of major gifts donated by individuals.

Mandy also was a senior consultant for nonprofit consultant Baxter Farr Thomas & Weinstein, where she worked with clients including the National Dance Institute in Santa Fe, the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Meals on Wheels and Neighborhood Housing Services.

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The Most Influential ‘Living Person’ in Philanthropy

Robert F. Hartsook Receives Honorary Doctorate of Business
Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Bob Hartsook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. The University described Bob as: “arguably the most influential living person improving the philanthropic donor experience.” Such global affirmation appropriately recognizes Bob and uniquely distinguishes Hartsook as the world’s fundraising counsel.”

Plymouth University honors individuals who have achieved great distinction in their professional lives and who have made contributions to society at large. In recognizing Bob Hartsook’s impressive achievements, the University has highlighted his service to the field of philanthropy, his promotion of academic study and research and his personal commitment to growing philanthropy around the world. Go here to learn more and view videos from this event.

Pictured: Karin Cox, Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer; Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience; Bob Hartsook; Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Matthew J. Beem, Hartsook President and CEO.